There’s an article in the New York Times about a new exclusive brand of men’s suits that they are starting to sell at Sak’s. This is what they have to say about cuff buttons:
“Small, costly details of tailoring mark the brand. Unlike many suit jackets, Kiton’s have “surgeon’s cuffs,” or buttons that open at the wrist. Some customers keep a couple of them undone as a subtle status symbol. But Mr. Collins, who owns a Kiton jacket, described that as a gauche habit.
“It’s a really ostentatious thing to do,” he said. “The tasteful thing to do is to have them and never open them.””
Following is part of a post that I did in the fall. I had no idea that my cuff button habits could be considered ostentatious:
Here’s a link to the Times article if you are interested in reading the whole thing.